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Hilltown Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, March 8, 2012

Woman arrested for burglarizing ex-husband’s Westerlo home

WESTERLO — A 26-year-old Troy woman has been arrested for breaking into her ex-husband’s home in Westerlo and taking a laptop computer, police say.

The burglary occurred in late February while the ex-husband was at the movies with their children, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. Police say Aubrie C. Karl, of 43 Row B Way, broke a window to unlock the front door. She was arrested on Feb. 27.

“She actually called and asked the officers to go check the residence because the children were supposed to be there with her ex, and she was concerned about where her kids were,” Inspector Mark DeFrancesco said of Karl. “When the officers went, they obviously found the broken window, and there was blood there also.”

Karl has been charged with second-degree burglary, a felony; fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor; and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

She was arraigned at Westerlo Town Court by Judge Kenneth Mackey, and remanded to Albany County’s jail, with bail set at $10,000. DeFrancesco was unsure Tuesday of whether or not Karl was still in jail.

Her ex-husband thinks only the laptop was taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

Asked how often he sees family-related burglaries, DeFrancesco said, “More often than I’d like to admit, and that’s a sure sign that it wasn’t a random burglary of sorts. If someone went in and took one item, usually, it’s a known person to the victim.”

DeFrancesco added that he thinks that Karl simply took her ex-husbands laptop to inconvenience him.

“I don’t believe she broke in to take the laptop,” he said.

The case, DeFrancesco said, is still under investigation.

— By Zach Simeone

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